The Rupert Museum, Stellenbosch, housing the Rodin and Dylan Lewis exhibitions, re-opened yesterday – Monday 5 Jan. Visiting times are as follows: Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 1.00pm; and between 2.00pm and 4.00pm; and on Saturdays between 10.00am and noon.
The ‘2008 World Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ exhibition is on at the Iziko Museum in the Company Gardens, Cape Town. Visiting times – between 10.00am and 5.00pm daily; until 15th March, 2009.
At the National Art Gallery, Company Gardens, Cape Town, you can see William Kentridge’s multi-channel projected work entitled I am not me , the horse is not mine, an installation of eight film fragments. Visiting times – between 10.00am and 5.00pm Tuesday to Sunday; until 8th March, 2009.
‘William Kentridge’s multi-channel projection installation of eight film fragments, entitled I am not me, the horse is not mine, was first presented to international acclaim at the Sydney Biennale in June 2008. The work is based on the absurdist short story, The Nose (1837), by Nikolai Gogol, in which the pompous government official, Kovalyov, wakes up one day to find that his nose has taken on a life of its own and gone for a walk around the city of St Petersburg. In a sequence of comical scenes, the main character attempts – with increasingly ridiculous efforts – to chase after his nose, recapture it and stick it back on his face.
I am not me, the horse is not mine stems from the artist’s ongoing interest in the roots and development of modernism: a mixture of the absurd, the self-reflective (and the ‘self-divided’) and its many forms of fragmentation. It also deals particularly with Russia’s response to modernism in the 1930s and the histories and terrors of oppression. This exhibition was made possible by the Goodman Gallery’.
Entrance fees at both the above venues are as follows: Adults R15.00; Pensioners and Students R5.00
Strydom van der Merwe has repeated his swathing of red material around oak trees, this time at Kloovenburg – well known vineyard in Riebeek Kasteel. Tip: buy their Shiraz!